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Castle Stalker by BusterBrownBB Castle Stalker by BusterBrownBB
Castle Stalker (Scottish Gaelic: Caisteal an Stalcaire) is a four-storey tower house or keep picturesquely set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe. It is located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north east of Port Appin, Argyll, Scotland, and is visible from the A828 road around mid-way between Oban and Glen Coe. The islet is accessible (with difficulty) from the shore at low tide. The name "Stalker" comes from the Gaelic Stalcaire, meaning "hunter" or "falconer", and should therefore be pronounced stal-ker, with the l sounded, not as in the pronunciation of the English word "stocker" and some L-dropping accents' pronunciation of "stalker." In recent times the castle was brought to fame by the Monty Python team, appearing in their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It also appeared in the film Highlander: Endgame.
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artisticspin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice light and colour
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou very much
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Nariane Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
stunning! :clap:
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much
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piglet365 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Wow! Stunning shot. I never realised it appeared in Monty Python.
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They used a few different locations in Scotland for the film, and thanks
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh that's very good Buster :)
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You must have been excited when the colours started to show :)
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hiya Lawrence.
I was there for around 2 hours, shot off around 60 pics there and was knee deep in the loch, thank god for long wellies lol.
But was pleased when the sky turned deep red and the clouds even behaved themselves.
Was my first time at Loch Laich and I will definately go back as I want to get much closer to the castle and get some close up shots.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's usually worth the effort. You don't get much shooting from the road side and from car parks as a rule. There is usually some effort involved. I love exploring and looking for the view. :)
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Agreed!
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Watching the landscape of Turner's paintings... this picture is so... sunset
delightful.
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yatesmon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Beautiful shot, the colours & light are magical :salute:
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Great shot!
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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H8BTalways Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
nice shot, I was there last week but was not blessed with the light.
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My first time up there, Will deffo be going back
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June 19, 2012
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